Volunteering at The Fountains Federation can be personally rewarding and can also help you to ‘give something back’ to your community. Volunteers bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities, achievement and enjoyment of children at our schools.

As a student or volunteer at Fountains you will be giving your time to help others but you will also increase your own confidence and get a sense of satisfaction and achievement. It’s a great way to try something new and gain new skills, maybe even increase your future job prospects. We welcome and encourage students and volunteers from the all sections of the local community.

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer or a student completing a placement, should follow the process below.


1. Register of Interest Form - complete and email to the nominated person below.

2. DBS - contact Kath Linstead to either apply for a DBS or to provide current DBS information.

3. Policies - read and understand all policies and procedures highlighted below.

Any questions or queries can be directed to:


Catherine Shakles- Primary School (EYFS-Year 6)

01283 247600


Louise Burke - High School (Year 7 - Sixth Form)

01283 247580

Kath Linstead - DBS enquiries

01283 247590


Before starting to help in school, volunteers will also be invited in for a formal induction where we can explain the school’s expectations of students and volunteers and just as importantly, explain what can expected from our school. Students on a placement and regular volunteers will require a DBS check prior to starting with us.


The policies below can be accessed from our policies page:

Behaviour & Discipline Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Complaints Policy

Online Safety Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 1) - DfE Guidance

Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Bitham Lane, Stretton, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13 0HB

Primary School

Head of School: Nicola Price

t: 01283 247600


High School

Head of School: Gareth Allen

t: 01283 247580



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